Modern, seamless perfection and impeccable service are just a few words that come to mind when I think about our stay at the Conrad Tokyo. Before our trip my husband and I had been in touch with the Conrad concierge both by email and the Conrad mobile app. Every time we heard from them we got more and more excited. Each time the concierge had gone out of their way to meet our every need, reserve the best vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo and find the nearest stockists of the new Fuji mirrorless camera; and we had not yet arrived.
In a city where space is a premium, the hotel’s ceiling heights throughout the property are welcome and only truly appreciated when you experience what is more typical in Tokyo and other parts of Japan. The Conrad Tokyo is a masterpiece of contemporary Japanese design. On the 34th floor, the rooms have spectacular views of Tokyo bay and Hamarikyu Gardens. Whilst very much modern in design with a bathroom that is separated by a glass window and electronic blinds, the zebra wood finishing’s in the room bring that touch of warmth that is so often missing in hotels catered for the business traveller.
The Conrad Tokyo is a hotel to be enjoyed; which can be difficult when you are distracted by the wonderful delights that Tokyo has to offer. In a city that boasts some of the best bars in Asia, after a day of sightseeing we longed to come back to the hotel and enjoy the live Jazz set at the hotel’s stylish lobby bar – Twentyeight. If you are looking for your “Lost in Translation” moment in Tokyo and can’t make it to the Park Hyatt, the Conrad bar provides an equally pleasurable experience – and you are more likely to get a table.
The Conrad Tokyo has a number of great attributes including its excellent choice of restaurants giving it the reputation of a multi-Michellin-starred hotel. The highlight for me however, was the Conrad’s swimming pool on the 29th floor. I will never forget the experience – doing a lap in the pool at dusk, and just as I was bringing up my head I was marvelled by Tokyo at night. On return to the other side of the pool, as I was working up an appetite for dinner, I was presented with a plate of fruit by a butler on knees. I told him that is really not helping my albeit weak fitness efforts. He came back with a cup of green tea and I decided to just lie in the pool and enjoy the tea.
Located seconds away from Shinbashi Station and walking distance from Ginza, the Conrad Tokyo is a great place to stay if you are looking for a luxurious experience in Tokyo and a comfortable place to rest your aching feet after a day of sighting seeing.
Conrad Tokyo, 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-Ku; +816388 8000
(Photographs taken by Travellers’ Places)